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PIL for salary, benefits for home guards on par with police: HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt's stand

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court on Wednesday converted into a PIL a letter seeking salary and other benefits for the home guards on par with the police.

A bench of and Justice A J Bhambani issued a notice to the Ministry of Home Affairs, government, police and of home guards and sought their stand on the issue by July 15, the next date of hearing.

The issue was raised by resident who has said that despite performing similar duties as the police, the home guards are in a "dilapidated situation".

He has urged the court to direct the authorities to provide the home guards with training equivalent to that provided to personnel for maintaining law and order as well as internal security.

Apart from that he has also sought that the home guards be given the same salary and benefits as police personnel when they are deputed to

He has also sought that the home guards and their dependants be covered under the Employees Health Scheme and a government job be provided to next of kin of those who die on duty.

The other benefits he has sought for the home guards include gratuity scheme, provident fund, employee and group for which premium would be paid by the

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 20:05 IST